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English definition of “purr”

purr

verb [I]     /pɜː/ US  /pɝː/
to make a quiet, continuous, soft sound: The cat purred as I stroked its fur. We could hear the sound of a lawnmower purring in the back garden. A black limousine purred up (= drove up making a quiet, continuous, soft sound) outside the hotel. [+ speech] "I love it when you stroke my back," she purred (= said with pleasure).Animal (non-human) sounds
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